“I think a lot of people around town are fairly aware of the Red Sox’s checkered history in terms of race.”
Tim Page on a generous sampling of Virgil Thomson’s best music criticism – trenchant, outspoken, oftentimes delightfully clever, and always assured.
Legendary gospel performer Spencer Taylor Jr. and the Highway QC’s will be part of the biggest traditional gospel program of the year in Boston.
“If you’re dead you won’t have a movement, and guns kept people alive. In particular, kept people who made the movement alive.”
Self-production, I think, is for artists who also are entrepreneurs who have a burning desire to get their voice heard.
Neuroplasticity is a bit more fleshed-out than its predecessor, but the album retains ample amounts of the slow to mid-tempo spookiness that Al Spx calls “doom soul.”
“The Boston Book Festival is doing really well. It feels like an established part of Boston’s cultural scene.”
A People’s History of the New Boston takes the “grassroots” view and tries to give overdue credit to the role that community activists and neighborhood residents played in building the “New Boston.”
In The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition, H. L. Mencken comes off as a marvelously mellowed master, his trademark savagery smoothed over, its energy focused on generating a pungently picturesque vision of a vanished America.
“The music itself is quite Gothic. It’s about murder, and death, and God, not all toe tapping stuff.”